John Money is regarded by many of his contemporaries as the most original theoretical voice in sexology today. In part, this is due to the scope of his three decades' work as a theoretician, researcher, applied clinician, and academic and public educator.
The various chapters of Venuses Penuses
bring the reader up to date on a wide range of topics of contemporary interest, including childhood sexuality, male/female erotosexual differences, premenstrual tension, sexuality and aging, treatment of sex offenders, and teenage pregnancy. Several chapters, such as "The Development of Sexuality and Eroticism in Humankind," are already used as texts by sex educators, therapists, and counselors across the country.
Gathered together in Venuses Penuses
(pronounced Venoos'es Penoos'es) are early papers on the psychology of hermaphroditism, in which the concept of gender first entered modern psychology and social-science usage; the genesis of gender transposition as manifest in homosexuality, bisexuality, gynemimesis, and transexualism; the theory of paraphilic (unusual, often socially unacceptable) sex; and Money's original concepts of lovemaps, the mental templates of the love object and the love process.
"This is an excellent source book of significant and sometimes landmark articles. . .appropriate for public, college, and university library collections." - Choice
"For readers with a fascination for sex research, lay and professional alike, there is probably no better source available." - Baltimore Sun
"As a unified source of the work of a major figure in the field of sexual behavior, this book is highly valuable." - Contemporary Psychology
"Here is an even-handed, encyclopedic, courageous, cutting-edge series of essays on all areas of sex. Each is dramatic enough to make a grand entrance and an unforgettable exit!" - The American Rationalist
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John Money, Ph.D. (1921 - 2006) was internationally known for his work in psychoendocrinology and the new and expanding science of developmental sexology. He was the co-founder of the Gender Identity Clinic at Johns Hopkins University, where he conducted an extensive research program for the psychohormonal treatment of sex offending and other paraphilias. He had a worldwide reputation as an expert in gender science, research, and clinical care, ranging from neonatal sex assignment in cases of birth defect and ambiguity of the sex organs to adult sex reassignment in transsexualism. He was the author of many books, including Lovemaps; Vandalized Lovemaps (with Margaret Lamacz); Venuses Penuses; The Destroying Angel; The Kaspar Hauser Syndrome of Psychosocial Dwarfism; The Adam Principle; Sin, Science, and the Sex Police; Unspeakable Monsters in All Our Lives; The Breathless Orgasm (with Gordon Wainwright, and David Hingsburger); Armed Robbery Orgasm (with Ronald W. Keyes); and many other works. He was also the co-editor with James J. Krivacska, PsyD, of The Handbook of Forensic Sexology